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Franklin D. Murphy

Chant’s Encounters

February 4, 1941

The Rock Chalk Co-op, housing approximately 25 men in a rented Rhode Island Street home, begins its formal existence in time for the start of spring semester 1941 classes.

“Just What We Need”

May 21, 1959

KU speech clinician Dick Schiefelbusch presents preliminary research indicating that children with profound mental retardation can learn.

“The Country And Our State Are Looking To Us”

July 1, 1952

Pharmacology professor Dr. W. Clarke Wescoe becomes dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and director of the KU Medical Center, ushering in a period of “momentous change and daring innovation” at 39th and Rainbow Boulevard.

The Unmentionables

Night Moves

May 20, 1952

Approximately 1,500 undergraduate KU men engage in the largest panty raid in the University’s history.

Wahl On The Fly

August 12, 1924

With no other candidates willing to take the job, Dr. Harry R. Wahl, professor and department chairman of pathology, is named acting dean of the KU School of Medicine, inaugurating a 24-year period that will become known as “The Wahl Years.”